Category Archives: Chengdu Daily Life

Kitty in Need: My First 2014 Act of Mercy

My walks to and from class take me about 20 minutes once I leave my apartment complex. Last year, I quickly found the best pathways to take across the university campus that would save me a minute or two. These … Continue reading

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Mrs. Obama: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Mrs. Obama spent today in Chengdu with a gathering at the elite No. 7 High School, just up the road from me. I heard the school has a distance-learning program bringing quality education to rural, impoverished areas via the Internet. Countryside students … Continue reading

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The Candy Queen’s New Year’s Give-away: Part 2

For me, my Year of the Horse gift-giving began at 6:30 a.m. for my morning swim at the pool.  After grabbing the first big bag of candy, I hustled out the door to hail a taxi across town to the … Continue reading

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The Candy Queen Gallops into the Year of the Horse: Part 1

This was written awhile back but I was unable to post it.  Seemed such a waste not to so here it is now. After a week of crowded bus and train stations, traffic jams on the main city roads, mobs … Continue reading

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Finally, News from Chengdu: Mrs. Obama is Coming!

After 2 months of struggling with posting updates from Chengdu on my site, I have finally managed an entry today! Let’s hope it continues. After a restful Chinese New Year, full of stories which I hope to report on later, … Continue reading

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At the Park, Christians Practice for Church Performance Celebrations

It started 2 months ago. I arrived on Wednesday after class to Meng Zhui Wan park, where my swimming pool is located, to find quite a crowd. Every day, I have been swimming as a part of my daily exercise … Continue reading

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Dressing the City in Gold: The Autumn Gingko (银杏) In Full Glory

All week, bright sunshine and 60-degree temperatures have filled the Sichuan University campus lawns with crowds of happy folk. Families, the elderly, kite flyers, dog walkers and students have been putting this amazing weather to good use. Blankets are spread … Continue reading

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